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Vaccine Strategies: Epidemiological Approaches

Epidemiological approaches involve identifying high-risk populations and strategically targeting them for vaccination, effectively curbing the spread of infectious diseases within specific demographics. This strategy entails vaccinating individuals who are in close contact with confirmed cases, creating a protective "ring" around outbreaks to prevent further transmission, a method notably employed in managing diseases like Ebola. Large-scale vaccination efforts are designed to cover entire populations swiftly, creating herd immunity and reducing the overall transmission of diseases within communities. Focusing on regions with higher disease prevalence or vulnerability allows for a more efficient allocation of resources and vaccination efforts, addressing specific epidemiological hotspots. Monitoring the prevalence of antibodies in a population through serosurveillance helps assess the impact of vaccination campaigns and identifies areas that may need additional interventions or booster shots.

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Prof (Dr). Umashankar
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Prof (Dr). Umashankar

Managing Director Arogyati Private Limited, Bengaluru

 Dr.Umashankar Subramanian is an Academician, Entrepreneur, Administrator and Mentor. He has 17 years of experience in homeopathic clinical practice and public health.  He is Former Principal of Padmashree School of Public Health. He is Chairman, Scientific Committee, Government Homoeopathic Medical College, Karnataka and also  Vice President: National Association of Palliative care and Integrated Medicine, Karnataka Chapter.

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